Table 1-17 Major Commodities Shipped via U.S. Domestic Ocean Trades, 2000
Major Commodities Shipped via U.S. Domestic Ocean Trades, 2000
|Billions ton-miles||Million metric tons||Average haul-miles|
|Coal and coke||8.5||13.1||649|
|Primary manufactured goods||3.6||6.5||554|
SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, calender year 2000, Part 5, National Summaries (Fort Belvoir, VA: February 2001)
- Petroleum (crude and product) accounted for 73 percent of domestic deep-sea tons and ton-miles.
- Crude materials accounted for 6 percent of the total tons, but only 3 percent of the ton-miles, reflecting a short average length of haul. Crude materials include such commodities as forest products; pulp waste; paper; soil, gravel, and stone; iron ore and scrap; sulfur, clay, and silt; and slag.